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Walang Pasok June 5, 2019 Wednesday Eid’l Fitr

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President Rodrigo Duterte declares June 5 a holiday for Eid’l Fitr President Rodrigo Duterte has declared June 5 a holiday in observance of the Eid‘l Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. “In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Wednesday, 05 June 2019, a regular holiday throughout the country,” a copy of the declaration signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea stated. Eid’l Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan for Muslims. Eid al-Fitr 2019 in Philippines will begin in the evening of Tuesday, 4 June and ends in the evening of Wednesday, 5 June Eid al-Fitr, also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during whic

President Duterte Signs "Magna Carta for the Poor"

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Approves “Magna Carta of the Poor” Republic Act 11291  known as the Magna Carta of the Poor, was signed on April 12, 2019, and ordered departments and agencies of the government to give "full access" to government services to the poor. The new law seeks to ensure that poor Filipinos will have access to adequate food, especially in times of calamities or natural disasters. It also mandates the government to provide programs for the poor to promote their food self-sufficiency. Under the new law, the poor shall be classified as persons whose income falls below the poverty threshold as defined by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and those who cannot afford their minimum basic needs of food, health, education, and housing. Concerned government agencies are are ordered to do mechanisms to meet the following rights of poor Filipinos: Right to Adequate Food Right to Decent Work Right to Relevant and